Start Something Different is a search and selection agency focused on sourcing the best talent in the current market covering creative, fashion and digital.
By carefully listening to what both clients and candidates are looking for and matching the right candidates to the right roles, we enable candidates to reach new levels in their careers and introduce companies to the best talent in the field.


We pride ourselves on providing you with an exceptional recruitment service. We are here to optimise the recruitment activity and processes within your organisation and provide you with the right staff quickly, without compromising on quality. We work closely with you throughout the process to ensure the best possible result.

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Putting trust in someone to help you find your new job can sometimes be rather daunting. We pride ourselves on building a solid relationship with you and fully understanding where you want to take your career to next. We keep in touch with you, we let you know what is happening and where we are in the process of finding you a new job.

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Areas we recruit in

Luxury, Fashion and Lifestyle:

  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Product Development and Production
  • Wholesale
  • Design
  • PR & Marketing
  • Executive level


  • Creative & Design
  • Branding
  • Account Management
  • Support Services
  • HR, Sales and Operations


  • Web Development
  • UX Design
  • Design
  • Product Management
  • Community Management

About us

Start Something Different was founded by Lizzy Reid, who brings with her 15 years experience in the recruitment industry across a variety of specialist markets in the UK and Asia. Lizzy has recruited from junior to senior and executive level roles over a broad range of vertical markets from hospitality to luxury fashion to finance, media and digital.

Lizzy has strong relationships with a wide network of leading industry professionals and a track record of success. Passionate about delivering the best possible fit for both her candidates and clients, she engages with them to help identify their long term goals ensuring a solid match.

Contact us

Lizzy Reid
Founder & Director
Start Something Different
Direct Dial: 0203 637 4065
Mobile: 0798 363 0189